Chapter 18. Case Study: Mobile Clients for Location-Based Services
Microsoft MapPoint Web Services
The Apache Axis Web Services Facade
MapPoint J2ME Clients
Enhancing the Driving Directions Application
The J2ME Location API
In the previous two chapters, we discussed how to consume Web Services on mobile devices using the kSOAP and J2ME JAX-RPC APIs. In this chapter, we study real-world mobile Web Services in an emerging key mobile application field: Location-Based Services (LBS). After explaining basic LBS concepts, we introduce Microsoft MapPoint Web Service, a leading LBS Web Services provider. Then, we create a concrete example that allows users to look up driving directions on the move. It uses J2ME at the ...